With another winter in the books it’s great to look back at one of the last snowboard specific events of the season in Maine. Every year 200+ snowboarders make their way to Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley to hang with friends, make new friends, party, and most important ride as fast as possible. Even with the challenging winter that the Northeast experienced this year the building crew for the event absolutely nailed it!!!
Hosted by Maine’s own Seth Wescott the Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom is one of our favorite events every year for many reasons. Very few snowboard events truly involve all levels of riders. From lifelong rippers to first year riders this event welcomes everyone. With participants ranging in age from 5-65 this is one very unique event. While riding as fast as possible is the main objective this seasons course made staying on your feet just as rewarding. For the first time ever the start was cut out of a half pipe wall to create a roll in much like a skateboard vert ramp. Very intimidating for some this was just the beginning. The course was as usual very challenging with tight banked turns which had very firm banks. While the course was one of the most difficult to date we were dealt amazing weather from old Mother Nature. Mid 40’s and sunny weather led to 2 great days of Snowboarding, music, food, and great times.
Thanks to everyone that made the trip north and we look forward to seeing everyone next year.